On this day in 1985, Rocky Balboa shocked the world, knocking out Russian Ivan Drago in the 15th round.
ESPN was first to remind us all of the historic date by tweeting out this picture:
In response, the President of the United States Donald Trump tweeted this gem:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2019
He did not, however, bring up the whole Rocky beats a Russian thing.
Predictably, social media responded with some pretty decent uppercuts:
The Trump-Rocky photo is pretty typical maga bro shitposting, which involves men who absolutely do not fit the standards of masculinity they needlessly revere, upholding them through a kind of mass delusion about what the rest of us see when they look at them.
— Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) November 27, 2019
I don’t remember the Rocky where he ate nothing but McDonald’s and had to he secretly rushed to Walter Reed.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 27, 2019
We have a President who photoshops his face onto Rocky… Just think about that… We have a President who photoshops his face on the image of a fictional character… He isn’t writing policies, he isn’t handing out turkeys… He’s spending his time doin shit your lil nephew does
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) November 27, 2019
5th grader mentality..this is what he should’ve posted!! pic.twitter.com/h9vUvW4UpB
— Paulette🙋🏽♀️🤙🌊 (@gypsie4lyfe) November 27, 2019
This is all wrong.
Rocky defeated Russia, while Trump continues to hand them victories.
— Nick Jack Pap-pass the Gravy (@Pappiness) November 27, 2019
— Barstool News Network (@BarstoolNewsN) November 27, 2019
Not at all normal. Not even close.
— Barry Schapiro MD (@bschapiroMD) November 27, 2019
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 27, 2019
— Justin Carpenter (@JCarp85) November 27, 2019
The real Donald Trump. That you would dare photoshop your tangerine pumpkin on the body of Sylvester Stallone is a colossal joke and the epitome of "FAKE NEWS". pic.twitter.com/AF4YChSYLM
— Jake Richardson (@ApatheticSJW) November 27, 2019
— Mad Greek (@ZeusMGA) November 27, 2019
What Trump sees Vs what the rest of us see
— [REDACTED] Frizz (@CoryFrizzell) November 27, 2019
Stallone v Trump pic.twitter.com/SS2yz5mo6I
— Evan Grip (@EvanGrip) November 27, 2019
I see Merkel & Trump both posted to social media around the same time today.
The chancellor went with a clip from her talk on free speech in the digital age.
The president went with a photoshop of his head on the body of Rocky Balboa.
Leadership really does take many forms. pic.twitter.com/gvCWjAJ8yO
— Jeremy Cliffe (@JeremyCliffe) November 27, 2019
Not that anyone was asking, but I managed to make the Trump-as-Rocky photo worse pic.twitter.com/FjntxJjb8h
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) November 27, 2019
Is it just me or did this Trump Rocky photo make anyone else throw up in their mouth a little?
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) November 27, 2019
Hey, if the @GOP #MAGA cult has no problem believing @realDonaldTrump is the second coming of Jesus then believing he’s Rocky VI is a no-brainer for his no-brainer, fact-averse, dolts. https://t.co/56HQFJgBnO
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) November 27, 2019
Rocky? Really? 😂😂😂You're such a bellend.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 27, 2019